Monday, April 20, 2009

HLC Art Department and the Chester CHAIR-ity Auction

Recently the HLC Design Department was invited to participate in the Chester CHAIR-ity Auction. They were asked to make a chair for the special fund-raising auction to fund the Jack Owens special-needs playground.

The auction takes place on May 2, 2009, in Chester, WV, and includes the chair with cushions, a one-of-a-kind Fiesta pie baker and 2 matching handmade potholders. Judi Noble has set up a blog for the HLC chair that you can check out by clicking here.

(Hey Judi--are you accepting absentee bids?)

This is yet another fine example of HLC employees' commitment to their community. Way to go!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Lots and lots of lots

This is just a brief reminder about the Friday night auction for this year's HLCCA conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Here are some of the details:

  • There will be a limit of 200 items/lots, available on a"first come, first served" basis.
  • Items being shipped to Pittsburgh by non-attending HLCCA members may not have a reserve, and must be received by June 6, 2009.
  • Please, no chipped, cracked or damaged items.
  • The cut-off date for consigned items is June 15, 2009, to allow enough time to print the auction catalog.
When you send your list of items, please include:

  • A complete description of the item(s) (i.e., name, pattern, year, etc.);
  • Any special information about the piece(s);
  • The reserve price, if any; and
  • A digital photo of the item(s) for the website/auction catalog.
Please email your information to

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's Tax Time.... you needed to be reminded!

If there's anything left of your refund,
be sure to stimulate the ecomony by
buying more of your favorite
American-made dishes!

(Photo credit: Kit Fox)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Less Than 3 Months To Go....

The 2009 HLCCA conference in Pittsburgh, PA, will be upon us in less than 3 months...can you believe it?

Be sure to sign up now to reserve your place at the center of the action. You can sign up on-line by clicking here.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!

HLCCA wishes you and yours a Happy Easter!

(Photo credit: David Schaefer)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

HLCCA Wishes You a Blessed Passover

In a beautiful tablescape created by Saarin Schwartz, a vintage Fiesta relish tray becomes a seder plate for Passover, sharing the table with Ovenserve, Riviera/Tango, Post-86 Fiesta and Bakelite flatware. See more fabulous holiday tablescapes in the Spring 2009 issue of The Dish.

(Photo credit: Saarin Schwartz & David Schaefer)